Users who have enabled the disabled-by-default Administrator account in Windows 10 face the issue that Universal apps like Photos, Calculator do not work. Also, the new Start menu does not open. Any XAML/Modern app code fails to work. Here is a workaround to fix this issue.
As you might be knowing, when you enable the hidden Administrator account in Windows 10, it will operate without UAC enabled. Since all Modern/Universal apps like Photos, Calculator require UAC to be enabled, they won't work! The worst thing is that the Start menu also won't work, since it is also a Modern app in Windows 10.
If you need to use the Administrator account but want to keep apps and the Start menu working, you need to apply a Registry tweak.
- Open Registry Editor.
- Go to the following Registry key:
Tip: You can access any desired Registry key with one click.
If you do not have such a key, then just create it.
- There you need to create a new 32-bit DWORD value named FilterAdministratorToken. Set it to 1 as shown below: If you already have this value, then just change its value data to 1.
You might need to restart Windows 10 for the changes to take effect.
The same can be done using Winaero Tweaker. Go to User Accounts -> Enable UAC for built-in Administrator:
Use this option to avoid Registry editing.
You are done.